I Am Not Madame Bovary wins Best Film at Asian Film Awards

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and director Feng Xiaogang with their Best Actress and Best Film awards at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, China.
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and director Feng Xiaogang with their Best Actress and Best Film awards at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, China.PHOTO: REUTERS
Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano won the Best Actor award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano won the Best Actor award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS
Yoshiki from X Japan on the red carpet at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
Yoshiki from X Japan on the red carpet at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS
Hong Kong actor Lam Suet won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong actor Lam Suet won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS
South Korean director Na Hong Jin won the Best Director award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
South Korean director Na Hong Jin won the Best Director award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS
South Korean actress Moon So Ri won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
South Korean actress Moon So Ri won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS
Hong Kong actor Sammi Cheng won the Excellence In Asian Cinema award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong actor Sammi Cheng won the Excellence In Asian Cinema award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS
Chinese actor Lin Yun won the Rising Actor Of Asia award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
Chinese actor Lin Yun won the Rising Actor Of Asia award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS
South Korean actress Kim Tae Ri won the Best Newcomer award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.
South Korean actress Kim Tae Ri won the Best Newcomer award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Chinese film I Am Not Madame Bovary took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday (March 21), winning Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Actress for Fan Bingbing.

Fan, who glammed down to play a peasant woman on a years-long mission to get back at a runaway husband and get their fake divorce annulled, said it was her favourite role to date. "Even though playing the role was challenging, I had an unforgettable experience," she told reporters.

She thanked her director, Feng Xiaogang, who turned 59 on Saturday, saying her award would be her birthday gift to him, reported Ming Pao Daily News.

Japan's Tadanobu Asano won Best Actor for his role as a stranger who moves in with a family in the drama Harmonium. South Korea's Na Hong Jin took Best director for the horror film The Wailing.

Hong Kong's Lam Suet won Best Supporting Actor for the crime thriller Trivisa.

 
 

The South Korean bodice-ripper The Handmaiden, which had led the competition with six nominations, took Best Supporting Actress for Moon So Ri and Best Newcomer for Kim Tae Ri. Singapore's Fir Rahman had received a Best Newcomer nomination for the prison movie Apprentice.

Cantopop star Sammi Cheng won an Excellence in Asian Cinema award.

Hong Kong director Tsui Hark received a lifetime achievement award, said Ming Pao. He said "lifetime achievement" were huge words and he had a lot to improve on, having been satisfied with few of his films. He gave a shout-out to actor Andy Lau, wishing him an early recovery from his filming accident.